Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing The Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s web site offers The Google Art Project. It’s another way for visitors to explore Amon Carter’s collection. Check out the staff created special exhibitions and learn more about the Carter’s vast holdings. https://amoncarter.culturalspot.org/browse/?projectId=amoncarter&v.refine&8129907598665562501=140826675. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Polar Express, Coral Reef Adventure, Island of Lemurs, South Pacific, D-Day: Normandy 1944, Robots, Humpback Wales and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Palace Arts Center. In the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine is the beautifully-restored art deco-style Palace Arts Center. Shows range from classic movies to live entertainment. Visit their web site, www.MainStreetLIVE.rocks, to see current lineup and purchase tickets. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Consider the way science and technology define life in the 21st century, perhaps in ways you may not realize. THINK, created and developed by IBM, is an experience that celebrates the wonders of our technological world and explores the possibilities of tomorrow. Gen. Ad. $11-$15. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public. 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Dec. 13 Stage West Theatre presents The Heir Apparent. Eraste and his wily valet employ intrigues, deceits, and disguises to part a cranky uncle from his money, while also getting the girl and achieving the hilariously happy ending any classic comedy deserves. A witty and antic adaptation by Jean François Regnard that blends modern elements with the 17th century original. For more information, www.stagewest.org. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
Through Dec. 13 Runway Theatre presents, The Christmas Express. Christmas time is a lonely time at the train station in the small town of Holly. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum shows up. This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small-town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. Tickets $15-$20. Performances 8 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. & 3 p.m. Sun. matinee. For tickets, 817-488-4842, www.runwaytheatre.com. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 17 Holiday Choir Performances in Sundance Square Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth. Times and dates vary, see website for details www.sundancesquare.com/events. Sundance Square Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth.
Through Dec. 23 5th Annual Texas Christkindl Market. This enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season features unique shopping, dining and entertainment options. Enjoy German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of unique handmade gifts, artwork and clothing, cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, steins, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and more. Free admission and parking. For more information, www.txchristkindlmarket.com. Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Dec. 23 Photos with Santa in Sundance Square Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth. Times and dates vary, see website for details www.sundancesquare.com/events. Sundance Square Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth.
Through Dec. 23 Frosty The Snowman at Casa Mañana Theater. Frosty, the beloved snowman, is back in a new musical adventure to melt your entire family’s hearts! Based on the classic tale enjoyed by millions around the world. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
Through Dec. 27 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents A Cold Hearted Christmas. ‘Tis just before Christmas and all about town, E.B. Neazer Enterprises is shutting everyone down! What will become of Sister Mary Agnostic and her poor sweet orphans? Will Bob Scratchit find himself chippn’ in with the fellows at the ice house for a new career? Join the posse of the hero, Marshal Jim Courtright, to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 27 Jubilee Theatre presents Do You Hear What I Hear?, A Jubilee Christmas. Join us for a jubilant holiday celebration, filled with all the songs of the season. This is the perfect holiday event for the entire family, and it is sure to leave everyone brimming with holiday cheer…even your family’s “Scrooge!” For tickets and additional info go to www.jubileetheatre.org. 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.
Through Jan. 2, 2016 ICE! and Lone Star Christmas at The Gaylord Texan Resort. Celebrate the holidays with the magic of a winter wonderland at the annual ICE! Exhibit. See more than 2 million pounds of ice hand-carved by a team of Chinese artisans. Get cozy in a heavy parka (provided, but bring a pair of gloves), and stroll through a maze of themed ice sculptures in the 14,000-square-foot exhibit. ICE! also boasts one-and-a-half million twinkling lights, 12,000 ornaments, a 52-foot-tall rotating Christmas tree, and a life-sized gingerbread house. The temperature inside the exhibit is a chilly 9 degrees so make sure everyone is dressed warmly. For more information and tickets, http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/includes/calendar-of-events/ICE-and-Lone-Star-Christmas/19421/. The Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 3, 2016 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Self-Taught Geniuses: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. This exhibition highlights the roles of self-taught artists as central figures to the shared history of America. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 3, 2016 Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a winter wonderland. Thrilling rides, holiday shows, delicious hot cocoa and over a million twinkling lights await guests looking to get into the magical, holiday spirit. See more at https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/special-events/festival/holiday-park-0. 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Jan. 9, 2016 Remington & Russell, Retold exhibit at Sid Richardson Museum features 38 iconic paintings by Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) portraying unforgettable characters and events during 19th century America’s westward expansion. Buffalo Bill, native peoples, explorers, mountain men, buffalo hunters and Buffalo Soldiers are participants in such events as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail migration and the Indian Wars. Free. Open daily except major holidays: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free docent-guided tours Tues. & Sat. at 2 p.m. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 817-332-6554. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through Jan. 10, 2016 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This overview highlights the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career through approximately 60 works. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see web site, www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Jan. 31, 2016 FOCUS: Joyce Pensato at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Since the mid-1970s, Pensato has utilized some of the most iconic American cartoons and comic book characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat, Donald Duck, and Kyle and Stan from South Park, as starting points for her drawings and paintings. Pensato transforms these characters into portraits that vacillate between menacing and amusing; fretful and enthusiastic. For her FOCUS exhibition, Pensato presents several photocollages and new paintings, including her largest painting on linen to date. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibition/Upcoming/FOCUS-Joyce-Pensato/2002. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Feb. 14, 2016 Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye at the Kimbell Art Museum. During the height of Impressionism in the 1870s and 1880s, Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) produced some of the movement’s most daring paintings. Experimenting with radical points of view and audacious perspective, he created images of Paris streets, of domestic life and of country pursuits that are unforgettable. Some 50 paintings from 1875 to 1882 reveal his genius. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 14, 2016 Castiglione: Lost Genius. Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibition of drawings and prints by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione aims to reinstate the 17th-century master as one of the greatest graphic artists of the Baroque style. Free admission. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 21, 2016 Tales from the American West: The Rees-Jones Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Dallas collector Trevor Rees-Jones first became interested in art while visiting the Amon Carter Museum as a boy. Now, Rees-Jones has assembled one of the finest private collections of art of the American West. See selections spanning the eighteenth century through the 1920s, including paintings, watercolors, sculpture, and photographs. Museum hrs. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through March 2016 Highlights from the Permanent Collection at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. See a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions. Highlighted artists include, Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter, Fred Sandback, and Morris Louis. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
1-6 The Book of Mormon musical at Bass Performance Hall. This religious satire musical is the nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Follow two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda. The naïve and optimistic missionaries attempt to share the Book of Mormon with the local population, even as a brutal warlord’s threats bear down on them. For more information on show times and tickets, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
3 Grapevine Parade of Lights in Downtown Grapevine. Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main. Set your spirit aglow with the beautiful backdrop of Victorian-style buildings, ribbons, bows, wreaths and twinkling lights. Bring the entire family to the free Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Parade 7 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 325 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
3 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary P. Nunn. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
3,10 & 17 Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Christmas Wine Trains. Hop aboard this favorite grown-up Christmas event. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. Hors d’ouevres are served with two glasses of wine from Messina Hof Winery. Additional wine available for purchase on the train. Tickets $45 (includes two glasses of wine, food catered by Chill and a festive train ride). Riders must be 21+ years old. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 325 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
4 Billy Bob’s Texas-Colt Ford. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
5 The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District at Stockyards Station hosts its annual Christmas in the Stockyards event from noon to 5 p.m. Locations are on the lawn of the Historical Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station and along East Exchange Ave. This is a free holiday event centered on western heritage activities that the entire family can enjoy. Activities include: COW-CAMP presented by the Fort Worth Herd, The 92.1 Hank FM Party Patrol, live music with local children’s choirs, coloring contest at Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Holiday face painters, Cowboy Santa pictures (bring your own camera), Armadillo races and cowmilking, and the Fort Worth herd cattle drive. Stockyards Christmas Parade begins at 4 p.m. For additional info, call 817-625-9715 or visit www.stockyardsstation.com.
5 Billy Bob’s Texas-Cody Johnson. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
5,6,11,12,13 Polar Pajama Parties at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. All aboard for the Polar Express Pajama Parties! Cozy up with plenty of holiday cheer, plus hot chocolate, wintry hands-on activities and a visit with Santa. Admission includes a ticket to The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience following the Polar Pajama Party. Tickets $12. For more information, go to http://fortworthmuseum.org/polar-pajama-parties or call 817-255-9540. 1600 Gendy St.
5,12,19,26,27,28,29,30,31, Jan.1,2 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
7 Handel’s “Messiah” presented by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Experience a holiday classic – Handle’s inspiring “Messiah” – with the Fort Worth Symphony and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale. Let the thrilling choruses, soaring solos and triumphant orchestration be a joyful and powerful inspiration for your holiday celebrations. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
9-20 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. December’s showing: 6, Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. 11-13, A Ballerina’s Tale. 18-20, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Showtimes vary, see web site for details. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
10 Billy Bob’s Texas-Prophets & Outlaws. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
11 UNT One O’Clock Lab Band’s annual “Holidays with the One O’Clock” concert at McDavid Studio. The band will perform selections of arrangements for big band of your favorite Christmas tunes. A Fort Worth holiday tradition continues, featuring the best swingin’ seasonal favorites! Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
11 Billy Bob’s Texas-Mike Ryan. Tickets $15 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
11-27 The Nutcracker presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. The Nutcracker is a delightful holiday tradition for all ages. Flying carpets, snow and talented dancers make this show unforgettable. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
12 The Holiday Round-Up at Sid Richardson Museum. Join them for a free family holiday event that is packed with engaging activities: a scavenger hunt, design your own holiday-themed bandana, docent-guided tour, and a live performance highlighting the career of cowboy artist Charles Russell and more. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. Activities 1-3:30 p.m. For more information, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Wade Bowen. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
13 Isis & the Star Dancers. Troupe of Middle Eastern (belly dance) and Polynesian (Hula) dancers along with a large group of Arabic Style Drummers (tabla) based in Dallas/Fort Worth. Performances 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance; $15 at the door. For more information, www.isisandthestardancers.com. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
17 Holiday Treasures with Symphony Arlington. Celebrate the season with the joy of song! J. Strauss II “Treasure Waltz,” Wendel “Jerusalem of Gold,” plus lots of holiday favorites with their Annual Carol Sing-along! Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, 817-385-0484, www.symphonyarlington.org. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St. Arlington, TX, 76011.
17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Stewart Mann & Statesboro Revue. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17-Jan. 18, 2016 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen at the Omni theater with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Tickets $14. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.tickets.fwmuseum.org/public/show.asp. 1600 Gendy St.
18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Randy Rogers Band-Friday. Tickets $18 & $30. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
19 Dallas Cowboys Football at AT&T Stadium. America’s Team hosts one home game this month: Jets vs. Cowboys. For information and tickets, http://www.attstadium.com. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Randy Rogers Band-Saturday. Tickets $18 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
19-Jan. 4, 2016 Coral Reef Adventure at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History Omni Theater. Follow the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall. Using large-format cameras, the Halls guide us to the islands and sun-drenched waters of the South Pacific to explore the health and beauty of coral reefs. You’ll feel like you’re diving and exploring right alongside them. Tickets, $14. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.tickets.fwmuseum.org/public/show.asp. 1600 Gendy St.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Charlie Robison. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Casey Donahew Band. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Toadies. Tickets $16 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
31 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – Few athletic events in America have more history and tradition. Welcome to the College Football Playoff era! For information and tickets, http://www.attstadium.com. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
31 New Year’s Eve: A Night Out with The Boys presented by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall – Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Stevie Wonder. For nearly a century, this group of extraordinary men has shared our joys and heartaches, reminding us of the beauty of being alive. Ring in the New Year with style when vocalist Dee Daniels brings her unique jazz styling to classic hits by these musical legends. Performance times & ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
31 Billy Bob’s Texas-Eli Young Band. “New Year’s Eve at Billy Bob’s Texas.” Tickets $18, $25 & $45. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Jan.1 Billy Bob’s Texas-Eli Young Band & Josh Abbott Band. Tickets $18 & $30. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Jan.2 Billy Bob’s Texas-Josh Abbott Band & Josh Abbott Band. Tickets $18 & $30. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.